April 2, 2015— As we’ve recently reported in this blog, Chinese investment in U.S. commercial real estate has exploded over the past few years. We’ve experienced this trend first-hand: In 2014, hundreds of bidders from China and Hong Kong used Auction.com to buy U.S. assets. That’s one of the reasons we’re partnering with the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) to introduce online real estate auctions to Asian real estate investors, lenders, brokers and agents.
During a recent trip to Hong Kong Auction.com CMO David Thompson explored some of the reasons Chinese buyers invest abroad. They include portfolio diversification, immigration, educational opportunities for their children, and intergenerational wealth building.
How much—and where—the Chinese are investing? What’s behind the trend? In this infographic, we look at the numbers.